Manager, People & Inclusivity (Simcoe County)

Permanent – Full Time
Close Date: April 20, 2024
Position Summary

The Manager, People and Inclusivity is responsible for the development and implementation of the County's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) strategies, policies, programs and processes, ensuring alignment with corporate strategic objectives and the County’s People & Culture Plan. This position drives EDI results by raising awareness, providing education and propelling meaningful change through continuous improvement. The incumbent ensures that EDI programs and initiatives are practical, effective and adhere to policies, best practices, legislation and collective agreements while challenging the County to grow, evolve, improve and eventually lead in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Position Requirements
  1. A minimum of six (6) years previous experience in researching, developing and managing and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion and/or human rights programs and strategies, preferably in the public sector.
  2. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience leading and developing staff.
  3. A minimum of three (3) years’ project management experience (preferred).
  4. Demonstrated leadership and experience working collaboratively with diverse communities, groups and organizations with knowledge, experience and commitment to EDI.
  5. Experience handling sensitive, emotional, or political issues with tact and good judgement.
  6. Experience championing, leading and executing large-scale initiatives to drive organizational and transformative change.
  7. Brings work or lived experience through personal understanding of the social, political, cultural, spiritual, health and economic history, challenges and opportunities relevant to multiple equity-deserving, underrepresented  and marginalized groups, along with the challenges that come with systemic racism, discrimination, and inequity as an Indigenous or racialized individual, low socio-economic status communities, persons with disabilities, and/or member of the 2SLGBTQ+, or another under-represented community.
  8. Bachelor’s degree in Diversity and Inclusion, Sociology, Social Science, Business/Public Administration or relevant field of study.
  9. Masters’ degree +/or additional certification in diversity, equity, inclusion and/or human rights such as the Canadian Certified Diversity & Inclusion Professional (CCDIP) is preferred.
  10. An equivalent combination of education, professional & community experience may be considered.
  11. Knowledge of community programs & partners and other programs related to issues of equity, diversity inclusion and/or human rights.
  12. Strong understanding of, and ability to interpret, legislation and guides such as Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Ontario’s Human Rights Code, Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms, Ontario Anti-Racism Directorate, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) international standard.
  13. Demonstrated understanding of the nature and impact of intersectionality, namely how race, gender identity, sex, religion, sexual orientation, ability/disability, age, income and housing status, family status, etc. intersect with other diversity dimensions and identities.
  14. Very strong communication skills as demonstrated by clear knowledge of project and change management techniques/tools/software and stakeholder engagement and consultation. principles & techniques and group facilitation. Has the ability to advocate and influence change and to engage in matters that require sensitivity & empathy across diverse communities.
  15. Maintains ability to travel in a timely manner to all County work locations as required.
  16. Strong research and analytical abilities.
  • Passionate about connecting with and learning from diverse communities.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous peoples as First Peoples, the impacts of colonization and anti-Indigenous racism, Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the goals and strategies of social movements including Black Lives Matter, water and land defenders, Trans Lives Matter, Me Too, Green Square Campaign, Idle No More.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with strategies to address hate including anti-Black racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and discrimination against 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

Salary Range
$111,821.00 - $136,063.00 per annum

If you love to work with genuine, supportive people who are passionate about improving your community, we would love to hear from you. Apply today at    
The County of Simcoe thanks all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, but please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act (2001) and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.

The Corporation of the County of Simcoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and will provide employment accommodation upon request.